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    Sick puppy

    Our 8 month old beagle has spent most of the week at the vet. Last weekend, she started throwing up randomly and then by Monday was really lethargic, low appetite and warm nosed. We took her to the vet where she stayed on IV's until yesterday. They got her fever down to a minimal level but then it shot back up. Took her to a specialist yesterday to have an ultrasound done to see if she had eaten something, but everything came back fine. I guess her spleen is enlarged but free of tumors or something like that.

    I'm taking her back in this morning because she is miserable and probably needs to be there. They are waiting for some results back from Iowa State to see if her fecal sample or blood work shows something strange. Just sucks, so no point other than to vent. She was a healthy, vibrant pup and now she's just not well.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    I'm so sorry about that. :( That sucks. I hope she makes a full recovery quickly.


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    Re: Sick puppy

    very sorry to hear, I hope she pulls through



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    Re: Sick puppy

    any poisons around the house or neighborhood the pup could have accessed?

    Bleach? cleaners? mouse/rat poison?


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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    any poisons around the house or neighborhood the pup could have accessed?

    Bleach? cleaners? mouse/rat poison?
    No, but she eats lawn edging, sticks, cedar mulch, rugs, blankets, you name it. The ultrasound was our request to see if something got bound up inside, but she was clear.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    No, but she eats lawn edging, sticks, cedar mulch, rugs, blankets, you name it. The ultrasound was our request to see if something got bound up inside, but she was clear.

    Did she nibble on those things after a treatment by a lawn service?



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Sucks, I hope she pulls through. I know a guinea pig isn't a puppy, but ours does mean that much to our daughter. We had a similar situation with him when he was young. First couple of weeks he was really great, playful, energetic, playful, then he took a serious downturn, where he would just sit in one spot and not eat much. He spent some time with the vet and they never really figured out what the cause was. It took some time, but he pulled through with flying colors. Stay positive, it really helps to make things work out.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Did she nibble on those things after a treatment by a lawn service?
    We do have lawn treatments done, but the dogs aren't allowed out until two hours after application. They seem to be pretty good at just treating the grass because the only weeds are in my mulched areas (where there are a lot).



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Last application, by the way, was about three weeks prior to her getting sick.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Any chance the pup licked up some anti-freeze? A friend's puppy went through the same exact thing after licking up anti-freeze, which is lethal to dogs. Yet they love it because it is sweet to them.


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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Last application, by the way, was about three weeks prior to her getting sick.

    How about the neighbor's lawn treatments? We lost a great pal because a neighbor put out "fly killer."



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    Re: Sick puppy

    could your 2am friend be a complete *******?


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    Re: Sick puppy

    Really no access to anything like that. She goes in a 3 x 3 pen during the day, and our backyard is fenced in. The only time she is out and about beyond that is on the walking trail with me, and she isn't allowed to get into anything there. The neighbors haven't been outside at all, as it isn't pool time yet.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    with the spleen and other symptoms, some kind of infection/parasite would be my guess. Hopefully the blood/fecal tests show something conclusive so they can treat it.

    Poor baby, hope she's ok!



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Great news! After the tests came back, they felt okay giving her a steroid and she responded like crazy. Yesterday she couldn't even itch her own ears, this morning she is flying up and down the steps like normal.

    No idea what the heck that was, but so glad she pulled through!



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